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Father’s Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate the wonderful Dads in our lives, and what better way to show your appreciation than by finding the perfect gift?

If you’re around Lake Norman, you’re in luck, as this area boasts a plethora of shopping options that cater to all kinds of interests and preferences. Whether your Dad is an outdoor adventurer, a style connoisseur, or simply enjoys the finer things in life, Lake Norman has something to offer.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the six best places to shop for Father’s Day gifts around Lake Norman, ensuring you find something special to make this day memorable. From quaint boutiques and specialty stores to vibrant outdoor shops, get ready to discover the top spots that promise unique gift ideas for Dad.

The Best of Lake Norman | Top 6 Places to Shop for Father’s Day in 2024

1. Proof Mens Grooming

Proof Mens Grooming in Huntersville offers a modern twist on the traditional barbershop experience. Catering specifically to men, this grooming haven provides a refined space where style meets relaxation.

At Proof, every haircut and shave is executed with precision and care, reflecting their commitment to quality and detail.

Beyond basic grooming, they offer a variety of services including facial treatments and styling consultations, ensuring every client walks out looking their best and feeling confident.

Set in an upscale and relaxing environment, Proof Mens Grooming is more than just a barbershop—it’s a destination where men can unwind, refresh, and redefine their style.

Pro tip: Consider getting Dad a 1-year membership to Proof. Haircuts and beard trims – handled for the whole year!

Proof Mens Grooming
16623 Birkdale Commons Pkwy
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 775-0074

Get to know Brittany Bukauskas, the owner of Proof Mens Grooming, in episode 204 of The Best of LKN podcast!

Proof Mens Grooming photos by LKN Images

Proof Mens Grooming
Proof Mens Grooming

2. Remedy

Well known as one of Lake Norman’s hottest fashion boutiques, Remedy in Cornelius can help Dad level-up his style game.

Owner Ashley Marsh brings her style and design background and eye for fashion to her beautiful boutique in the Shops at Jetton Village. Remedy is a local source for upscale denim, polos, and tees.

This is also renowned sunglass maker Johnny Fly’s premier satellite location. These upscale shades are available in several styles and can be fitted with prescription lenses. (Because Dad’s old and needs his “readers”.)

Pro tip: There’s a comfy spot for guests to sit and relax and enjoy a drink while their better half does some shopping.

19911 N Cove Rd Suite B
Cornelius, NC 28031

Instagram: @shopremedylooks

Podcast interview with Ashley coming soon!

Remedy Cornelius
Remedy Cornelius

3. Hunter House

Have I mentioned my favorite speakeasy around here? Hunter House in Huntersville, NC, offers an exceptional culinary escape set within a beautifully restored historical home.

Dad will love Hunter House for its exceptional Southern cuisine, infused with a touch of modern flair. Each dish is crafted using locally-sourced ingredients, showcasing the richness of our region’s produce in every bite.

The ambiance of Hunter House is equally impressive. If Dad is a bourbon guy, you’ll find one of Lake Norman’s best selections of fine whiskey at the bar. The cocktail program is equally impressive and each creation is served by knowledgeable and skilled mixologists.

Pro tip: Reserve a spot for Dad at the next Micro-Mixology Class – a unique experience where expert mixologists teach attendees the fine art of creating amazing cocktails.

Hunter House
13811 S Old Statesville Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 891-1913

Get to know the owner of Hunter House, Ellen Loncz, in episode 196 of The Best of LKN podcast!

Hunter House
Hunter House Bourbon
hunter house cocktail

4. Ash & Barrel

Ash and Barrel in Cornelius is a cozy haunt where cigar lovers converge to explore a sophisticated selection of stogies, whiskey, and libations.

Nestled in a warmly lit, inviting space, patrons can savor their drinks while lounging in plush seating, surrounded by posh decor that pays homage to traditional barrel aging craftsmanship.

Ash and Barrel is not just about drinks; it’s an experience, offering regular tasting events, pairings, and educational sessions that deepen the appreciation of its offerings. A gift card to Ash and Barrel’s retail cigar shop is another perfect gift for Dad.

Pro tip: Make it an experience for Dad by purchasing a ticket to their Cigars 101 class. Hosted by expert tobacconist, Marco Kirts, Cigars 101 is a uniquely informative cigar conversation that promises to forever enhance your cigar experiences.

Ash and Barrel
19907 N Cove Rd
Cornelius, NC 28031
(704) 237-4117

ash and barrel
ash and barrel
ash and barrel

5. Knotty & Board

You may know Knotty & Board as a home furnishings and interior design shop, but they also have a really cool selection of gifts. Walk upstairs when you visit and you’ll find a room dedicated to gifts fit for the man cave.

Whiskey is the theme of choice here, but you’ll also find items that extoll a love for other spiritous renditions, such as tequila. Some of what you’ll find in here might be purely for decoration, but I assure you everything is functional.

From the crystal rocks glasses and the assortment of bitters, to the unique wall art that belongs above your bar, this is a must-shop place for every whiskey lover.

Knotty & Board
265 S Main St
Davidson, NC 28036
(704) 618-2894

Get to know the owners of Knotty & Board in episode 139 of The Best of LKN podcast!

Knotty and Board gifts
Knotty and Board gifts
Knotty and Board bitters

6. Orvis – Birkdale Landing

The Orvis retail shop in Huntersville is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Specializing in high-quality fishing gear, and outdoor clothing, Orvis provides not only the tools but also the inspiration for Dad’s next outdoor adventure.

The store’s rustic, earthy ambiance echoes the spirit of nature and adventure that Orvis embodies. Knowledgeable staff are always ready to share their expertise or help you plan a fishing trip with tips and local insights.

Orvis in Huntersville is a gateway to the great outdoors, offering both premium products and a community for those passionate about nature.

Hasn’t Dad always wanted to try fly fishing?

Pro tip: Check out the Father’s Day Sale at Orvis this Saturday, June 8th!

16623 Birkdale Commons Pkwy
Huntersville, NC 28078
(980) 260-4050

Orvis fly reels
Orvis Fathers Day Sale

That’s just a few of the coolest places around Lake Norman to shop for Father’s Day this year. I hope you find this list helpful. Raise a glass – cheers to Dad!

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About the Author:

Jeff Hamm is the creator and producer of The Best of LKN.

He’s also a Real Estate Agent serving Charlotte and the Lake Norman area.

When he isn’t recording podcasts, showing homes, and writing blogs & email newsletters, you can usually find him taking walks with his dogs Sam and Maisy.

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